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The Price To Call Home: State-Sanctioned Monopolization In The Prison Phone Industry (Prison Policy Initiative 2012)

  • Organization: Prison Policy Initiative
  • Document Type: Brief/Motion Papers
  • Date Created: Monday, August 18, 2014
  • Submitted: Monday, August 18, 2014
  • Attachment(s): LINK

Exorbitant calling rates make the prison telephone industry one of the most lucrative businesses in the United States today. This industry is so profitable because prison phone companies have state-sanctioned monopolistic control over the state prison markets, and the government agency with authority to rein in these rates across the nation has been reluctant to offer meaningful relief.

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